Organizing for Freedom: Community Mobilizing Through Art and Education
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: The Arts
Course Number: LINA 3150
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- Cultural Studies
- Civic Engagement
Delve into the internal workings of the long-term Vogue’ology Project, a collaboration between the Ultra-red sound-art collective and the House/Ballroom scene of New York City (a multi-generational creative and kinship network of LGBT African American and Latino/a men and women.) Now in its fifth year, the Vogue’ology Project brings members of the House/Ballroom scene into dialogue with various social justice groups in order to advance anti-racist, anti-poverty, gender, and sexual rights struggles, using collective art practices (Ultra-red) as a central platform for its mission. Students in this class will gain a firsthand look into the Vogue’ology’s investigative and organizing practices; engaging in archival research, community resource mapping, preparing education/curriculum materials, participating in teach-ins, and studying its artistic practices including Voguing. Student work will play an integral role in helping the Project reach its long-term goal of establishing the Ballroom Freedom and Free School, a combined art, learning and social services space. 2 Student Fellows will be selected to conduct interviews and organize ethnographic research and organize a digital archive of online materials relevant to the Vogue’ology Project.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Open to Eugene Lang College students.
Open to Undergraduate students.